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Reported Heart Attack on Table Mountain

New postPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:33 pm
by dave
Town of Denning in Ulster County

Rescue:
On March 9, DEC Central Dispatch received a call from Sullivan County 911 regarding a 57-year-old man having chest pains while hiking to the top of Table Mountain in the Slide Mountain Wilderness Area. Communications were poor and the patient was nearly four miles from Denning Trailhead, which made the mountain rescue challenging. Three different groups of rescuers, including Forest Rangers, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police, and local fire and EMS personnel made their way into the woods to assist the patient. Fortunately, a registered nurse was in the man's hiking group and able to assist the patient while the hikers waited for help to arrive. EMS personnel reached the patient, assessed his condition as stable, and began the carry out. Ranger Ken Gierloff met the group on the trail and brought the patient off the mountain via snowmobile. After six hours, the man was transported to Catskill Regional Medical Center for further care.